1. The Hotplate
A solid one-piece cast iron construction, heat graduated along its length. Just like a professional chef’s hotplate, pans are simply slid fromsimmering to boiling, or any temperature in between, eradicating the need to be constantly handling controls and glancing under pans. Hotplate heat can be adjusted, and larger models will accommodate up to five saucepans.
2. Heat Source/Burner Unit
The heart of the Rayburn. Different types of burners are available, from the traditional continuous burning Rayburn or the modern technology of powerful burners allowing intermittent on/off operation. Gas and oil central heating models have two separate burners, and most have an integral programmer.
3. Insulated Lids
The characteristic insulated lids are a stylish feature of the true range, when in the closed position they retain hotplate heat, leaving the highly polished finish warm to the touch.
4. Main Oven
Another authentic range feature is the Rayburn’s cast-iron main oven. All models include this large oven, which is ideal for all types of cooking, baking, roasting and slow cooking. Being made from cast iron and using indirect heat, the oven can cook in the gentle way that is unique to a real range. A thermodial in the main oven door gives a guide to the centre oven temperature.
5. Lower Oven
Models featuring a cast iron lower oven operate at half the main oven temperature; sheet metal versions maintain at one third of the man oven setting.